Competitor - Center of Plate Entries & Winners

Culinary Exchange - March 13, 2023
Olympia Fields Country Club

1st Place Savory
David Baude - Oak Park Country Club
Blanched First Spring Asparagus, Sauce Gribiche,
Herbs, Tumeric Pickled Onion, Crispy Prosciutto,
Smoked Parmesean

2nd Place Savory
John Blanke - Lake Shore Country Club
Scallop Burger, Japanese Milk Bun, Bonito Aioli,
Miso Tare, Crunchy Pickle, Truffle

3rd Place Savory & Peoples Choice Winner
Lauro Garcia - Riverside Golf Club
Coffee Rubbed Wagyu Beef Pastrami, Crispy Duo Truffle Potato Croquette, Popcorn Powder, Espresso Caviar

Halibut Sous Vide w/ Butter & Ginger
Purple Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Grape Heirloom
Tomatoes Tossed
Jarret Wollnik - Olympia Fields Country Club

 Pan Seared Red Snapper
Creamy Tangy Hominy Risotto, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Crispy Rice Paper, Bowdin Roe, Seagrapes
Edith Ron - Birchwood Club

Shrimp & Andouille
House Andouille Crostini, Smoked Pink Shrimp,
Creole Aioli
Tim Quinn - Ruth Lake Country Club

Tuna Nelson
Spicy Tuna, Fried Rice Cake, Avocado,
Pickled Jalapeño, Ponzu Sauce
Tyler Nelson - Shoreacres

Squash Blossom Tetela
Mole Rojo & Rosa, King Oyster Mushroom, Zucchini
Pico de Gallo, Maitake "Chicharron" Crema
Eligio Joya - Sunset Ridge Country Club 

Pan Seared Swordfish
Porcini Rub, Braised Leeks, Romesco Sauce,
Roasted Yukon, Crispy Leeks
Junior Cambron - White Eagle Golf Club

Tri-Tip Wagyu
Egg Dipped Baguette & Roasted Garlic Aioli
with Fried Shallot
Daniel Arellano - La Grange Country Club

Tropical Flavors Rum Cake
Mango, Lime, Coconut, Pineapple, Mascarpone
Katherine Rohr - Valley Lo Club

Toasted Grain Panna Cotta
Roasted Fruit, Florentine Cookie, Mint Gel, Puffed Farro
Enoc Gonzalez - Sunset Ridge Country Club

1st Place Pastry
Amber Cancino - Bryn Mawr Country Club
Passionfruit & Yogurt Cake, Citrus Marcona Almonds, Coconut Whipped Ganache, Exotic Fruits, Exotic Coulis

2nd Place Pastry
Gina Vargocko - Butterfield Country Club
Strawberry Yuzu Pavlova, Pistachio Namelaka, Strawberry Fluff, Yuzu Cremeux, Verjus Compressed Strawberries

3rd Place Pastry & Peoples Choice Winner
Jose Cortez - Hinsdale Golf Club
Chocolate Entremet with Amarena Cherry,
Port Wine Ganache, Vanilla Gelato & Chocolate Dust

Chicken Wings
Stuffed Chicken Wings, Carrot & Radish Slaw,
Fish Sauce Caramel, House Made Chili Crisp
Jonathan Thompson - Shoreacres

Prosciutto Wrapped Sea Bass Pavlova
Tomato Crema, Tamarind Sauce,
Pickled Radish, Fennel Fronds
Kristen Sadorra - Kemper Lakes Golf Club

Peking Duck
Ginger, Butternut Squash, Beet Gel,
Carrot Kimchi, Ginger Foam
Peter Rodriguez - Hinsdale Golf Club

Duck Roulade
Duck Sausage Stuffing, Cherry Duck Demi,
Dauphinoise Potato, Parsnip Puree
Brandon Kramer - Butterfield Country Club

Old Fashion Cured Salmon
Orange Bitters Whipped Mascarpone,
Luxardo Cherry Reduction, Orange Pearls
William Gunther - Kemper Lakes Golf Club

Braised Lamb Shank Raviolo
Pine Nut & Citrus Gremolata, Parsnip Crisp,
Eighteen Month Manchego
Patrick Fontana - Barrington Hills Country Club

Olive Oil Cake
Blood Orange, Almonds, Rosemary
Tina Tomasello - Woman's' Athletic Club of Chicago

Twisted Ricotta Cheesecake
Balsamic Roasted Figs, Almond Crumble,
Strawberry Panna Cotta
Jeanne Sosnowski - Olympia Fields Country Club

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